Navigation Bar Lost and "twistie button" not shown after normal shutdown

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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SeaMonkey
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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Peter Davie, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030821
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030821

I closed the menu, navigation bar and bookmark bar using the "twistie button" on
the left hand side of the screen. I then closed the browser window with the
buttons in the closed state.

When I reloaded Mozilla the menu and bookmark bar buttons were present, but not
the navigation bar.

The menu: View->Show/Nide->Navigation Bar shows the as ticked. Selecting and
Deselecting this has no effect. Mozilla thinks it is happily displaying the
Navigation bar when ticked, but it is not there.

I have also changed the theme back to "Classic" and this has not solved the
problem either.

When I load Mozilla as root (using a different profile of course) the nav bar is
present, so nothing got broken in the basic install.

I suspect that there are some settings in my profile that either got screwed up
on close but View->Show/Hide should fix this.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
I have only had this error once, I cannot renable the nav bar to confirm the
"reproducibility" (if such a word exists) of this bug.

1. hide all UI elements using "twistie buttons"
2. Go to full screen (F11)
3. Close Browser window
4. On restart navigator bar lost

Actual Results:  
Lost the navigator bar and cannot re-enable it.

Expected Results:  
To either have the navigator bar visible when I restart Mozilla, or have the
"twistie button" visible to allow me to show the navigation/address bar.

Bug occurs in current theme (Smoke) and Classic (not tried the others loaded)
Since I figured if Classic does not work, it is a settings problem, which
Show/Hide should fix.

The only bug I can find that reports a marginally similar effect is 138615, but
the key difference (hence the new bug report) is that my actions did not involve
a JavaScript.open call, but the visual effect of losing part of the UI and not
being able to recover it is the same.
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Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 143740 [details]
Screenshot of problem

Only relevant top part of window shown.
Didn't we fix something like this recently?
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Comment 3

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> Didn't we fix something like this recently?
Searched Bugzilla extensively but nothing similar found, so if you have either a
fix/workaround or can point me to an existing bug, I'll happily close this one!

Comment 4

14 years ago
You could be right... if you collapse and hide a toolbar then restart this used
to confuse mozilla because the hidden toolbar wouldn't fire its constructor to
create its collapsed grippy, therefore making it impossible to reveal.
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Comment 5

14 years ago
There is a workaround (kindly provided by Kirstin Aanestad of RKAA in Norway):

1. quit all Mozilla windows
2. go into your local .mozilla/profile directory (mine was
~/.mozilla/default/<meaningless string/localstore.rdf
3. delete or rename localstore.rdf
4. Restart Mozilla

Some minor window settings get lost in this process- but the nav bar is back.
Thanks Kirstin.

Comment 6

14 years ago
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED

Comment 9

2 years ago
Kind of late to the party, but I’m having trouble with this over in 2015. I can’t seem to find my preferences file; it seems the ~/.mozilla folder is no longer used. This is on OS X, so I checked all my Library folders (/Library, /System/Library, ~/Library) for a SeaMonkey folder, but to no avail.

I’m also getting a bug where SeaMonkey decides to screw the windowing system altogether and open in fullscreen, replacing my desktop and forcing me to use Launchpad just to switch applications. This means that I have no menu OR navigation bars, so SeaMonkey essentially becomes impossible to use normally as a browser or application. This was the only similar issue I could find, notwithstanding the fullscreen bug.
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(In reply to 19797abe from comment #9)
> Kind of late to the party, but I’m having trouble with this over in 2015. I
> can’t seem to find my preferences file; it seems the ~/.mozilla folder is no
> longer used. This is on OS X, so I checked all my Library folders (/Library,
> /System/Library, ~/Library) for a SeaMonkey folder, but to no avail.
~/Library/Application Support/SeaMonkey/Profiles/...

> I’m also getting a bug where SeaMonkey decides to screw the windowing system
> altogether and open in fullscreen, replacing my desktop and forcing me to
> use Launchpad just to switch applications. This means that I have no menu OR
> navigation bars, so SeaMonkey essentially becomes impossible to use normally
> as a browser or application. This was the only similar issue I could find,
> notwithstanding the fullscreen bug.
The full screen key is Cmd+Shift+F in case that helps you.
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